A few days ago, I gave myself a break.
I switched off from all forms of news coming out of the country, turned down some ‘urgent’ jobs, picked up my laptop and earpiece, renewed my Netflix subscription, and sat through Nigeria’s latest blockbuster ‘King of Boys: The Return of the King’ (Season 1).
Written, produced, and directed by Kemi Adetiba, the movie sure deserves all the positive reviews that it is getting.
From the plot to the costumes, the casting, the lighting, and the directing, I remained glued to my screen from the first episode to the last.
Though the movie depicts what goes on underground in Nigerian politics in the quest for power, what stood out for me is how one loyal person on your side can go a long way in making all the difference.
Ok. I agree that Nse Ikpe-Etim and Ajayi-Lycett (Governor Randles’s mother) brought class to their roles. I also agree that Sola Sobowale, Toni Tones, Illbliss, Reminisce, Osas Ighodaro, Akin Lewis, Jide Kosoko RMD and Charly Boy all played their roles beautifully.
But you see this young man, Titi Kuti (Ade Tiger)? His role stood out for me!
Stoic, resolute, and unflinching, his character is that which should be studied by all.
Unflinching in his belief and loyal to his boss, Ade Tiger’s character, devoid of any form of physical emotion reinforced Alhaja Eniola Salami’s legendary prowess.
Several hours after I saw the complete season, this sentence still lives ‘rent free’ in my head, and it is; ‘Till I die, Oba.’
Written by John Olugbemi.®